Expand Your Talent Pool with Transferable Skills Guides
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Kate Matsudaira, Former CTO and founder of Popforms

In an era of near-full employment for tech professionals and exploding competition among employers for skilled talent, identifying candidates with exactly the right experience and skills can put a premium on a recruiter’s ingenuity. Sometimes, the perfect candidate isn’t the one who already owns the necessary skill set – it’s the candidate with the right core abilities who can be trained to evolve into a new, more complex role easily and efficiently.

That’s the premise of the seven-part series of Transferable Skills Guides I developed with Dice. Each guide will help you identify which skills, training and resume nuggets translate to success in a tech’s hardest-to-fill positions.

By showing which skills stand out as precursors to future success, the guides will assist you in broadening your searches for hidden gems – candidates your organization or your clients can groom into superstars.

View all seven Transferable Skills Guides below:

Good luck your quest for top talent.

About Kate Matsudaira

Kate is known as one of the top technology leaders and CTOs. Her technical background is in creating and operating large-scale web applications. Her focus has primarily rested on SaaS applications and big data. She has extensive experience building and managing high-performance teams, and considers herself a fan of agile development practices and the lean startup movement. She is currently founding her own startup, popforms, but has held roles as developer, project manager, product manager, and people manager at great companies including Amazon and Microsoft. The last seven years she has been a VP of Engineering/CTO for companies like Moz, Decide (acquired by eBay), and Delve Networks (acquired by Limelight). Kate is a keynote speaker, and she is also the curator of the Technology and Leadership Newsletter (TLN - www.techleadershipnews.com) and has a personal blog at katemats.com.


  1. BY Christa says:

    This is awesome – what an amazing offering to recruiters. Both new to the tech space or even a great quick reminder for those of us who are seasoned. Thank you!!

    Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    • BY Kevin Studer says:


      Glad you like it. It was educational and insightful for those of use internally at Dice as well.

      Some of the upcoming guide positions include Big Data, Cloud and DevOps which we’ll be publishing a new one weekly.


  2. BY David Morris says:

    Thank you so much for this series. As a technical recruiter I have taken the time to train myself on what I call the “Basics” for most standard positions but this enabled me to broaden my knowledge and was fun to boot.

    As a side note, I sent these articles to my BDM’s (Business Development Managers) and they were very happy that they learned more about what their clients were asking for!! One said, “I could understand what they were talking about” No THAT is big!!

    Points all around, thank you for all you do.

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